Keep an Eye Out for Feral Pigs and Report Them Immediately

As thousands of deer hunters fan out across the state over the 16.5-day deer gun season, many others who didn’t draw a license will enjoy some duck and goose hunting before the waters lock up with ice. Pheasant season will continue to provide more field time, along with archery deer hunters too. The North Dakota

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Game & Fish: We May See a Bighorn Sheep Season, So Apply Now

It’s time again for what is affectionately called the “Big Three” application period, and this year has good news on all fronts. The State Game and Fish Department is bumping up the number of elk and moose licenses over last year, and bighorn sheep are back in the mix after a year with no season.

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Game & Fish Observing Nature in Flux

Last week I covered some highlights from the 2015 outdoors scene with a look at pheasant and sharp-tailed grouse populations, plus record fishing license sales. While these were some of the many positive outdoor stories from the past year, there’s seldom a year of “perfect” conditions when most or all species are trending higher across

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Doug Leier: Looking Back on 2015, Forward to 2016

I’ve always enjoyed my final column of the year and first column of the next year, as a kind of closing one door and then looking ahead to what may or may not be coming for the next year.  This year, instead of one review and one preview, I’ll cover the past and future for

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Know the Law: Transporting Big Game

It was a hot August Saturday and I was at the pool with the kids. It was even too hot to fish? Ironically the conversation turned from water and fish to big game during the dog days of summer. My friend was looking at a possible trip to Wyoming or Montana, and even planning years

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Study: We’re Hunting, Fshing the Wrong-Sized Animals

Human predators are outliers in the natural scheme that typically sees the youngest and weakest animals fall to prey, and it seems the concept of harvesting the biggest and strongest of the pack, herd, or school is having an evolutionary effect on animal populations.

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Spring Pheasant Count Tops Last Year

— Official News Release, ND Game & Fish — North Dakota’s spring pheasant population index is up 10 percent from last year, according to the State Game and Fish Department’s 2015 spring crowing count survey. Stan Kohn, upland game management supervisor, said the number of roosters heard crowing this spring was up statewide, with increases

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N.D. Game and Fish Prepares for Paperless Licensing

The days of carrying a paper hunting or fishing license around with you will soon be over, and this is the last year licenses will be sold out of a store without creating a digital record.

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